On Monday, Dec. 10, 84 juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society. Each year, students are selected based on their overall weighted and unweighted GPAs as well as their extracurricular activities and recommendations. This process chooses the most proactive members of the high school who strive for success and to service to the community.
The induction ceremony kicked off with a few words from the current officers of the Honor Society, including co-presidents Abby Kolyer and John Whelan. The officers lit five different candles, each representing a unique trait that the members of the prestigious group represents. Following the symbolic moment, Mrs. Tallerine, the selected keynote speaker, stood at the podium to present an inspirational speech to the students and their parents. A quote that she pulled from Abraham Lincoln summarized her message: “Whatever you are, be a good one.” Finally, the inductees were called one by one to receive their certificates and pins from advisors Mrs. Petras and Ms. Kundzins. A candle was given to each student as well, representing the light of the five characteristics of being a member of the Society. Reciting the traditional oath, all 84 were officially welcomed, and their names are now forged into the history of the school.
The joyous occasion not only brought together some of the most passionate students in the high school, but it has fostered a group to grow and explore together as a community. The Honor Society participates in various fundraisers and food drives to give back to others. The National Honor Society truly represents the best of Manhasset’s student body, and it continues to search for new platforms to help the town and the world.